Join us in Lincoln April 5th and 6th as entrepreneurs from across the Midwest come together to network, celebrate innovation, and pitch their business ideas to ABC’s Shark Tank!

Thanks to the Engler Program at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Shark Tank casting producers will be holding their first Nebraska casting call on Saturday, April 6th at the Pinnacle Bank Arena from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Heartland Shark Tank series of events will kick off Friday, April 5th at 7:30 p.m. at the Rococo Theatre with talks from former Shark Tank contestants, preparation tips from Shark Tank casting producers, and advice from industry experts.

“The Heartland Shark Tank is more than a simple pitch. It’s a unique opportunity to network with other small business owners, hear from local small business leaders, celebrate Midwest entrepreneurship, and take your shot at Shark Tank. We are calling entrepreneurs from near and far to meet us in Lincoln, Nebraska for a chance to pitch your product and potentially change the course of your business.” –

In partnership with Heartland Shark Tank, we will be providing free 20-minute consultations from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6th at Pinnacle Bank Arena during the casting call. To schedule a time to meet with a patent attorney to discuss patent, trademark, copyright, or other intellectual property protection during the event, please reserve a meeting time here or email us at

For those attending the casting call who would like more general information regarding the patent process, Suiter Swantz Co-Owner & Patent Attorney Matt Poulsen will also be speaking at The Heartland Shark Tank Speaker Series at 2:00 p.m on Saturday, April 6th at the Pinnacle Bank Arena.

We are proud to help sponsor this rare community event. To sign up to pitch and to find the event’s full schedule, rules, tips, and Shark Tank FAQs visit

Suiter Swantz IP is a full-service intellectual property law firm providing client-centric patenttrademark, and copyright services. If you need assistance with an intellectual property matter and would like to speak with one of our attorneys, please contact us at